Professional-Development

Resources to help facility and property management professionals run more efficient buildings and facilities. The archive for Professional-Development articles.


FM Alert: New Model Aquatic Health Code Released

The CDC's updated MAHC assures science-based best practices to improve health and safety at public aquatic facilities.

Did You Miss Our “Your Air May Be Destroying Productivity” Webinar?

The accumulation of airborne pollutants can cost as much as $6,500 per employee per year in lost productivity. Watch this free video webinar and learn about the significant return on investment improved IAQ can have in facilities.

Question of the Week: How To Network With Facility Management Peers?

How does a facility manager find local networking opportunities in areas underserved by a national organizations?

Sodexo School Facility Directors Complete EPA’s IAQ Master Class

Sodexo's Directors of Facilities in K-12 schools are now EPA-trained "masters of indoor air quality" after completing EPA's 10-course Masters of IAQ series.

FM Alert: OSHA Injury, Illness Tracking Rule Delayed

OSHA has delayed the effective date for its new rule enforcing employees’ rights to report workplace injuries, illnesses.

Celebrating World FM Day: Share Your Views

In honor of World FM Day, we invite you to share your views on the impact current global trends are having on the job of facility management.

Workplace Secrets Of Creative, Innovative Companies

Optimal workplace design is a key driver of organizational innovation, according to the U.S. Workplace Survey 2016 from Gensler.

FM Alert: Corporate Real Estate Becoming More Aligned With C-Suite

A recent survey of corporate real estate executives finds an increased focus on the strategic aspects of CRE within companies.

Fines For Workplace Safety Violations Up 78% Starting Aug. 1

The increased penalties are meant to keep pace with the cost of living, which can lead to significant benefits for workers and level the playing field for responsible employers.

FM Alert: OSHA Reminds Employers To Protect Workers From Fireworks Dangers

As July 4th plans kick into high gear, OSHA is urging employers in the fireworks and pyrotechnics industry to protect their workers. Last year, two workers were killed and four injured in an explosion at an Alabama fireworks manufacturing facility.

Friday Funny: Is There A Dog At Your Desk?

If not, you might want to get one. A recent survey shows that being able to bring your dog to work makes your company cool. Even cooler than ping pong tables.

Advanced Budgeting App for BuildingOS Platform By Lucid

The new app makes reactive, time-consuming and error prone utility cost and consumption budget creation, forecasting, and reporting fast, transparent, and accurate.

Five Safety Tips For Your Facility’s Construction Project

In honor of National Safety Month, Hickory Construction has compiled five safety tips that result in protection and productivity.

FM Alert: Learn How To Protect Building Control Systems

Three National Institute of Building Sciences quarterly cybersecurity workshops are scheduled for July.

Virtual Reality and 360ᵒ Experience From National Office Furniture

The 360ᵒ Virtual Reality video tour and panoramic 3D model provides users with an interactive showroom adventure.

One Third Of American Workers Say Employers Pick Productivity Over Safety

Safety issues take a backseat to productivity and those in high-risk jobs are afraid to report safety issues, finds a recent National Safety Council survey.

Question Of The Week: How Can I Avoid “Greenwashing?”

Not just a passing trend, eco-friendly cleaning has become a vital aspect of a facility’s care. Here are eight essential Q&As for choosing a green cleaning provider.

FM Alert: OSHA Training To Improve Federal Worker Safety, Health

OSHA will conduct a three-day training event in August to educate federal agency safety and health personnel on how to provide safe and healthful workplaces for federal employees.

FM Alert: Next Installment Of ADA Standards Guide Available

The new material, which covers Chapter 5 of the standards, features an animation and technical bulletins on accessible parking and passenger loading zones, and includes a technical bulletin on stairways.

Equipment Leasing And FASB Changes

In early 2016, a long anticipated lease accounting standard revision was approved.

Friday Funny: Wasting Time At Work

Whether they're searching for dates online, making macaroni art, or texting, a recent survey found two or more hours a day are lost in productivity because employees are distracted.

Healthcare Waiting Room Design

Whether in a hospital, medical office building, or urgent care center, healthcare waiting rooms aim to provide comfort and convenience.

Key Survey Findings: Campus Facility Management

Results indicate high customer satisfaction and proper staffing levels are high on the list of campus facility management priorities.

Predictive Analytics For “Low-Tech” Facilities

For portfolios lacking built-in sensor technology, networked HVAC components, and other big data tools, a probabilistic model can provide actionable insights.

Facility Retrofit: Visibility In Multi-Site Maintenance

With 150+ locations in 19 states and District of Columbia, Denver-based CorePower Yoga needed to centralize its work order process.

Friday Funny: Snack Bandits

More than 70 percent of American office workers are victims of food theft at work — but only 1/3 admit to taking food that wasn't theirs.

FM Alert: Partnership Funds Flammable Refrigerant Research

AHRI, ASHRAE, and the DOE will collaborate on a $5.2 million research program that will help accelerate updating of model building codes.

Facility Executive | May / June 2016 Issue

This issue looks at trends in workplace design. Plus, healthcare facilities, fire and life safety codes, predictive analytics, and financing options for HVAC projects.

Leadership Support Linked To Workplace Well-Being

Nearly three-fourths of employees with senior managers who show support through involvement and commitment to well-being initiatives said their organization helps employees develop a healthy lifestyle.

Employee Engagement Linked To Workplace Satisfaction

The new Global Workplace Report from Steelcase finds increased control over work experience ties to higher employee engagement.

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Apply Lean Principles To Improve Efficiency, Increase Productivity & Lower Costs

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Webinars, Case Studies & White Papers

Did You Miss Our “Critical Power for an IoT Connected Environment” Webinar?

View this free webinar video and learn why it's imperative that IoT connected systems be protected from a very real threat facing facilities within any industry, from industrial to commercial: loss of power and power-related disturbances.

Did You Miss Our “Can IoT Live Up To The Hype Within Your Facility”...

View this free webinar video and learn what Facility IoT is; how companies have used it save money, conserve energy, or create revenue; and much more .

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View this free webinar video to understand how the newest building automation system benefits can help you evaluate your system and determine when it’s time to upgrade, reduce risks and capitalize on efficiencies.